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United North Central and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis combined to send eight wrestlers to the state Class A tournament. Jacob Malone won the title at 126 pounds to lead UNC at Saturday's Section 8A meet at Glyndon. Max Pajari won a true-second match at 160 while Taylor Carlson prevailed in a true-second match at 220 as the Warriors qualified three for state. WHAN qualified five wrestlers, led by Joe Anderson's championship at 160, Collin Huckbody's championship at 170 and Christopher Zimmer's championship at 195.
Wadena-Deer Creek hit four 3-pointers on five trips down the court to break open a tie game and spark a 67-51 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids boys basketball team last Friday night at Wadena. After Chris Goplerud hit a free throw to tie the game at 34-34 with 9:43 to play, Andrew VanErp hit three 3-pointers to ignite a 15-0 run. VanErp followed a 3-pointer with a 4-point play as the Wolverines claimed the lead for good.
A 29-5 run to open the game sparked the Nevis girls basketball team to a 63-27 Northwoods Conference win over Blackduck last Friday night at the Tiger Arena. Two inside baskets apiece by Bettsy Hjelseth, Megan Norby and Riley Hanson led the Tigers to a 13-2 lead before a layup by Norby, a basket off a rebound by Jordan Walters, two layups by Hjelseth and two inside baskets by Hanson pushed the lead to 25-5 with 4:08 to play in the first half. A jumper by Hanson, a layup by Walters, a jumper by Norby and a jumper by Karly Drury gave Nevis a 33-12 advantage at the half. Blackduck cut the g
Tatum Sheley's 20 points and Autumn Ackerman's 12 points and 15 rebounds led Pine River-Backus to a 71-21 win over the Park Rapids girls basketball team last Friday night at the Area High School gym. Megan Felthous also hit double figures for the Tigers with 10 points. Charity Ridlon (8) and Katie Klein (6) combined for 14 points for the Panthers, who trailed 52-14 at the half.
Abram Aho's pin in the heavyweight match sent Fergus Falls to the Section 8AA semifinals and ended the dual season for the Park Rapids wrestling team. Park Rapids, the No. 5 seed, opened the section tournament with a 72-10 win over No. 12 East Grand Forks Saturday at Thief River Falls before the Panthers were eliminated with a 39-30 loss to No. 4 Fergus Falls in Saturday's quarterfinals. In the other first-round matches, No. 8 Staples-Motley defeated No. 9 Crookston 40-30, No. 6 Detroit Lakes eliminated No. 11 United Clay Becker 59-18 and No. 7 Fosston/Bagley defeated No.
Bagley used a 20-2 run to start the game, a 16-0 run to end the first half and a 21-0 run early in the second half to defeat the Park Rapids girls basketball team 69-14 Thursday night at the Area High School gym. A jumper by Charity Ridlon kept the Panthers within 6-2 with 13:59 to play in the first half when Bagley took control by scoring the next 14 points over the next 8:36.
Thursday night's 3-1 win at Detroit Lakes gave the Park Rapids-Menahga-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey team the Mid-State Conference title and a six-game winning streak entering the Section 8A tournament. The Panthers, who ended the regular season with a 13-12 record, received the No. 5 seed for the section playoffs and will play No. 4 Crookston (8-16-1) Thursday night at 8:15 at Warroad. Crookston defeated Park Rapids twice during the regular season by scores of 5-4 in overtime and 6-0. In the other section quarterfinal game Thursday night at Warroad, No.
Perham captured its 10th consecutive title while the Park Rapids-Nevis gymnastics team finished sixth at Saturday's Section 8A meet at Fergus Falls. Perham led the 10-team field with 144.70 points while Detroit Lakes was second with a 142.40. The Panthers tallied 110.90 points. The Panthers' best event was vault where Emily Klingenberg's 8.40, Jessi Andersen's 8.275, Kayla Johnk's 7.75 and Sarah Harshman's 7.625 led to a 32.05.
Almost three months after leaving the pool, the members of the Park Rapids girls swimming and diving team had a chance to relive a record-setting season Sunday night. At their annual banquet, the Panthers celebrated a near-perfect season, which featured going 8-0 in dual meets, repeating as Section 8A True Team and Mid-State Conference champions, breaking four school records and tying the school record by qualifying for the state Class A meet in 10 events. Highlighting the season was having seniors Mandy Schirmers and Allycia Zinke, juniors Emily Creager and Katherine Erickson, and sophomo
An impressive run to end regulation play went for naught as Walker-Hackensack-Akeley escaped the Area High School gym last Thursday night with a 46-40 overtime victory over the Park Rapids girls basketball team. W-H-A held a 24-10 lead at the half and still led 34-20 with 11:16 to play before the Panthers rallied.